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closed captioning by closed captioning services,inc the sentence has been decided for sheriff ross near mere. good morning i'm cheryl jennings. and i'm kristen sze. we are finding out now about mirkarimi's official punishment after he pleaded guilty to false imprisonment of his wife. >> sergio joins us with the word. >> reporter: in the last few seconds we've heard word that the sentence has been made official. mirkarimi did plead to a lesser charge of false imprisonment of his wife. that is a misdemeanor charge. this was an agreement that was made last monday today is the formal sentencing hearing. here are the terms that we
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know had been hammered out, according to that formal deal that was hammered out monday. three years probation. 100 hours of community service. 52 hours of domestic violence classes. family counseling and the stay away order that is currently in effect will stay in effect, at least until he completes the last two components of this sentence. we are expecting to have a statement from the sheriff shortly after this hearing. we've been told going to be making a few statements following the hearing. we also know that the district attorney george gascon who raised concerns about the sincerity of this hearing, he is also expected to be making a statement following this hearing. however, the person who is not supposed to be speaking or we haven't heard that he is going to be speaking is mayor ed lee. we know he cancelled a morning public appearance.
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there is nothing on his public calendar later today. of course, the mayor has been under some pressure by domestic violence groups, they have been asking him to suspend the sheriff and to start ethics -- an ethics hearing to possibly have him removed. again, the mayor has not -- not making himself available today. we do not that again, the sheriff is expected to make a statement. he has repeatedly said that he does not plan on resigning following this plea agreement. we are hoping to hear some of those details very shortly. reporting live at the hall of justice in san francisco, i'm sergio quintana, abc7 news. a lot of new legal questions out of this our lega analyst dean johnson is here to answer some of them. thank you for coming in. you >> you heard the sentence what is your reaction? >> thing i've been saying all along it is surprising how standard this is.
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this is the kind of sentence that you would expect in this kind of case. i don't mirkarimi got any special treatment one way or the other. >> critics say they want mayor lee to remove him through official misconduct. could that qualify under official misconduct or is that personal business? >> that's the big question. an official can be removed for official misconduct. but the question is, does official misconduct mean just things that are related to the conduct of the office itself? back in 1995, the san francisco voters passed prop e, which expanded the definition of official misconduct. the courts have to interpret that definition. >> the top cop in the city who has been convicted of something and now an has sentencing. what kind of legal dilemma, ethical dilemma does it pose for city leaders. >> it is tremendous dilemma for mirkarimi. as top cop he has to set
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policy, among other things domestic violence arrests, prosecution, how officers will respond when they come out to a call of domestic violence. this puts him in a very difficult position. in some i was undermines the credibility -- in some ways undermines the credibility of the office. >> thank you dean. >> my pleasure. hayward fire investigators will try to determine the exact cause of a fire that damaged this home on chandler road shortly after 9:00 this morning. reports say it may have started as a vehicle fire in a garage. sky 7 was overhead as firefighters knocked that fire down. we don't have any word on injuries. santa clara county sheriff's investigators are visiting a high school now hoping for clues in the case of a missing teenager. the 15-year-old was last seen friday morning on her way to so brat toe high in morgan -- sobrato highway high in morgan
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him. >> reporter: investigators will be conducting more than to dozen interviews on campus today. the plan is to gather more information about what they are officially calling a missing persons case. >> i'm just worried. i'm worried for her. >> reporter: through tears the mother of missing 15-year-old ciara gave this urgent plea for her daughter's safe return. >> i love you so much and your family and friends are really worried about you. >> reporter: police have been looking for the missing girl since she left for school friday and never made it to class. over the weekend her friends passed out fliers near her home and search teams and a dog looked through a field where a ping was heard from a cell phone that we now know was ciara's. her mother is especially concerned because of what she told abc7 is her daughter's medical condition. >> she has asthma and she doesn't have her inhalers. i just want her to be safe. >> reporter: she does not have
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a history of running way. there is no boyfriend. and she and her sister are extremely close. >> if you are out there, just come back. >> reporter: take one more look at this photograph of the missing teenager ciara is 5'2, 15-years-old, thin build and last seen carrying a juicy brand black and pink purse. if you have information contact the anonymous tip-line. ciara's mother is determined to keep the pocus on her daughter in addition to interviewing students at the -- high school investigators will be combing through the cell phone and her laptop for more information. we are live in santa clara county, nick smith, abc7 news. now the impact of all the recent storms signs posted along the shoreline warning of possible water contamination. >> port isabel is one of the
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locations where treated sue age is still moog t'g-/ñ as the -- sewage is spilling into the boy as a result of recent storms. the spill 90% storm water and 10% sewage. epa officials say the sewage is highly diluted and does not pose much of a health threat. firefighters on the scene of a water main break in menlo park. crews shut off the damaged pipe before 6:00 a.m. that spilled water on the streets nearly three hours. officers say it could take up to two days to clear. no injuries or reports of damage to homes no word on the cause of the leak. in santa cruz a sand berm continues to prevent the river from running into boardwalk. the berm was built last week most of the rides were close because of weather concerns. park officials opened more rides yesterday and expect to open more next weekend.
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part of san francisco's great highway remains closed high winds blew a lot of sand on to the road that closed officials to close a two mile segment. public works crews are expected to sweep the sand away the lawyer for the army staff sergeant accused of murdering 16 afghan civilians met with his client for the first time today. he says the more than three hour meeting with robert bales was emotional. bales is being held in semisolitary confinement at the maximum prison in kansas, charges could be filed as early as today. karen travers reports. >> reporter: staff sergeant robert bales' attorneys arrived in kansas last night for their first face-to-face visit. >> political ramifications, legal ramifications, social ramifications. you couldn't imagine a bigger case. >> reporter: over the weekend bales' neighbors, friends and
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fellow soldiers spoke out describing him as an easy-going and friendly family man. the soldiers der's aunt told abc7 news she is brokenhearted by the news. >> it is like you're talking about two different people. >> reporter: she said they eye toll lighted the little league player. -- remembered as a kind man who took care of a disabled neighbor afterschool and went into finance from his early 20s. >> from the time i was able to walk i was at heels watching what he was doing. being there as much as i could be to learn from him. >> reporter: bales enlisted in the army after september 11th, then things changed in between three deployments to iraq he got into scuffles with the law, assault charge, court ordered anger management and financial troubles. which is wife said he disappointed to not get a
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promotion last year. last night bales' attorney said anybody deployed to the mideast multiple times will have some form of stress disorder. the public state's utilities commission is meeting to consider pg&e's proposal to make all customers pay the majority of cost to improve the pipelines. the 2010 explosion in san bruno deficiencies in the system. eight people were killed, more than 30 homes destroyed. the utility now wants to charge customers nearly five billion dollars over the 50 years for upgrades. pg&e says when it came out of bankruptcy a decade ago state agreed it could recoup more than the cost of its investments from customers. critics say customers not be paying for the utility's failures. apple makes a decision on what to do with anotherly 100 billion dollars in cash
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reserves. >> plus, a royal first. >> first of all, i would like to say thank you. >> the duchess of cambridge made her first public speech today as princess. the special cause kate honey...? [ mom ] yes. honey, i can't find my internet cord. oh, i'll borrow hailey's. you're downloading movies. fast! from here? where is her cord?! we switched to at&t high speed internet and got wireless access. no more cords. wireless, okay, honestly, can i just get a cord, please? dad, the cord's invisible.
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a lifeguard saved three people along the sonoma county coast. the lifeguard spent 45 minutes in the chilly ocean with them after they got pulled out by a big wave.
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the coast guard boat and sheriff's helicopter helped them get back to shore. the victims are being treated for mild hypothermia, they include a man, teenaged girl and younger boy. somebody was bed surfing in the area they don't know if any -- was body surfing in the area they don't know if any of the three rescued was surfing at the time. apple star voted to start spending some of the company's extra billions, currently has nearly 100 billion dollars in cash and securities. today the company said it will start paying some of that out to share holders in the form of a dividend and will buy back 10 billion dollars of its own shares. apple generated 30 within billion dollars in cash this fiscal year. -- 31 billion dollar in cash this fiscal year. kate middleton delivered her first public address since the royal wedding. the duchess of cambridge visited sick children and spoke at the opening of the tree house a children's hospice in england.
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in her three minute speech she praised the staff and volunteers for their inspirational work and apologized for the absence of her husband prince william. >> i'm really sorry that william can't be here today. [ laughing ] >> he would love it here. throughteamwork so much can be achieved. what you have all achieved here is extraordinary. >> duchess received a warm round of applause at the end of her address. she looked calm and confident in a royal blue dress she borrowed from her mother for this big occasion. >> she did a great job. good reviews. >> mike has been busy. busy weekend, we had rain, snow, the winds and now most of that gone, two of the three. the snow and winds are gone we still have chilly conditions and chances of rain throughout the seven day forecast i'll tell you when they will get
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here. did the 9ers win the peyton manning sweepstakes? he makes a decision on which team he will be playing for, next. best seven ways to try to beat odds and stay married.
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for days the sports world say the 49ers were among the finalists in the battle to be
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the next team for peyton manning. this morning it appears he with will not be leaving his heart in san francisco. espn is reporting manning has arrived in denver to broker day deal with the broncos two weeks after his old team the colts, released him after 14 years. the 49ers' current quarterback alex smith is said to be in talks to possibly become the dolphins' next quarterback. 49ers have offered smith a three year contract to stay in san francisco. some say their pursuit of manning may have offended smith. >> [ unintelligible ] we have chances of rain, not a lot of rain out there we are going back to our old pattern. good morning. here's what happened to that storm after it left us. it dumped snow flagstaff, where they had school cancellations and i-40 was closed for a while now it has moved to northern new mexico where they are going to have
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heavy snow and wind. it is going to blanket the area there. we got as close as hamilton andy ab low i saw snow on both that was -- and did ab low. i saw snow on both that was about it. calm conditions on the bay this morning, unlike yesterday where that wind was so cutting as we look towards marin headlands quiet here. maybe wondering if we made up the deficit, sort of, not really. a lot of rain but it is supposed to have more storms like that than we've had this year 57% santa rosa the most impressive as you look at how much rain we've had compared to average. livermore and san jose, 38 and 30% we can't make it up before the dry season begins. six miles per hour winds, seven not very fast the temperatures are still cool 52 half moon bay the rest us mid to upper 40s. monterey bay upper 40s to low 50s.
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53 watsonville. dry today, astronomical spring starts 10:14 tonight, drizzle, light rain for the rain overnight cooler than average temperatures all week spring is here and it going to be cold. 50s we should be in the 60s from seven degrees below average in oakland to 11 in napa today, low 50s along the coast, clear lake, mid to upper 50s for the rest of us: monterey bay mid to upper 50s, upper 50s and calmer inland into that partly sunny sky. a lot of 50s everywhere until you get to tahoe, 57 san diego, remember 85s in palm springs? not any more. 40s with light rain possible in the north bay drizzle for the rest of us overnight and through tomorrow morning. check out how fast clouds are moving 170 mile per hour jet stream going to usher in this
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of showers tonight and tomorrow. 12:00 through the afternoon, partly sunny, watch as the best chance of anything falling and reaching the ground will be in the north bay the rest of us drizzle could make things a little damp tomorrow morning for the commute. best chance of showers around the north bay the west -- rest of us have an isolated chance not only tomorrow but as you head into wednesday. rainfall amounts very light. we could get/-- here's your seven day forecast, 60s away from the coast tuesday into wednesday, possibly thursday and a colder system comes down and offers more rain and chilly temperatures and possibly breezy conditions for saturday and sunday. mike you had three out of five. you can guarantee a marriage will succeed but you can maximize your odds.
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data pulled from various surveys, here are the best ways to day married: number one, quit smoking. number two, be an optometrist that profession has the lowest divorce risk. number three, share chores. mike does that. number four, live in a liberal blue state like california. number five, hang out with other married couples. number six, marry someone you met at school. number 7, have sons. experts theorize men are more invested in raising sons and are more likely to stick around. >> okay. speaking of having sons or daughters, either is fine when you are an endangered species. >> when we come back, efforts to help a fe
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today at 4:00, the silicon valley executive who wants to swap his house for a piece of facebook. and the one call actor george clooney made from jail following his arrest friday and it wasn't to his attorney. those stories later today. finally, a panda couple is nervously waiting to see if their efforts to become parents will bear fruit. >> in taiwan schoolologists artificially inseminated -- as mating season gets way. the sperm donor both gifts from china and now star attractions at the taipei zoo.
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for the past three years the two have failed to get together if you will. >> zoologists will use ultrasound to see if she becomes a mom. >> it is hard to see a baby bum a panda. >> exactly. >> that's -- going to do it for us. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is next. >> keep track on twitter. >> and talk about it on
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honey...? [ mom ] yes. honey, i can't find my internet cord. oh, i'll borrow hailey's. you're downloading movies. fast! from here? where is her cord?! we switched to at&t high speed internet and got wireless access. no more cords. wireless, okay, honestly, can i just get a cord, please? dad, the cord's invisible. [ female announcer ] call at&t today to get high speed internet for just $14.95 a month for 12 months with a 1-year price guarantee. it's the fastest internet for the price. oooh. videos online? here? how much is that?
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nothing. at&t high speed internet at home includes access here. our invisible cord is really long, dad. oooh. [ female announcer ] get access to the entire national at&t wi-fi hot spot network for no extra charge. so call today to get high speed internet for just $14.95 a month for 12 months with a 1-year price guarantee. aren't you glad we switched to at&t? yes...but i want my own invisible cord. you already have one. oh. ♪

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